We represent a broad coalition of medics, including members of the British Medical Associa...

The BMA must change its stance on assisted dying | Letter

We represent a broad coalition of medics, including members of the British Medical Association (BMA), and call on the BMA to respect the outcome of its independent members’ survey on assisted dying, and to adopt a neutral stance on law reform.In an era when modern medicine can extend the length of an individual’s life, but not necessarily its quality, we believe that those with terminal or incurable conditions deserve a choice about how, where and when they die.As medical professionals, we believe that it is our first responsibility to preserve life. But that does not mean we should prolong it …

 

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